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Pearl Reference Snare Drum Shimmer of Oz 14 X 6.5

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What if each drum in your drum set was engineered as an instrument unto itself? Each tom designed to respond perfectly within the confines of its res...Read More

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  • Ivory Pearl 14 X 6.5

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  • Shimmer of Oz 14 X 6.5

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  • Granite Sparkle 14 X 6.5

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  • Scarlet Fade 14 X 6.5

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  • Rootbeer Fade 14 X 6.5

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  • Twilight Fade 14 X 6.5

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  • Natural Maple 14 X 6.5

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  • Ivory Pearl 14 X 5

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  • Ivory Pearl 13 X6.5

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  • Shimmer of Oz 13 X6.5

    $900.00 Top Rated

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  • Granite Sparkle 13 X6.5

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  • Rootbeer Fade 14 X 5

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  • Rootbeer Fade 13 X6.5

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  • Twilight Fade 14 X 5

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  • Twilight Fade 13 X6.5

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      OVERVIEW

      The Holy Grail of snare drums.

      What if each drum in your drum set was engineered as an instrument unto itself? Each tom designed to respond perfectly within the confines of its respective frequency without compromise over any other area of your kit. This is the mission behind Reference Series drums. A complete set of individually engineered, incredible sounding drums.

      In 1999, Pearl began its most ambitious undertaking, The Masterworks Series, the world's first truly custom drums. Designed for the player by the player. Every aspect of the manufacturing process was custom made, from the number of wood plies, to the wood selection, to the final finish. Over the last five years, through arduous listening tests, Masterworks taught Pearl drum makers a great deal about drums and what makes the perfect shell. So forget what you think you know about drums and take a close look at Reference Series, the most acoustically advanced drums in the world. To fully understand the Reference Series you must understand that the desired tonal characteristics of a 10" tom are completely different than that of a 22" bass drum. Thus to use the same material in both drums would result in a compromise.

      Reference Series drums use a combination of task-specific bearing edges and three time-proven woods: birch, maple, and African mahogany. Using maple as a sole material has long been the traditional choice for shells and for good reason. Maple provides smooth, well-balanced tone that is perfect for a 12" tom.

      Subsequently, all Reference Series 12" toms are composed of six plies of maple; this is the only single wood shell in the series. Pearl's 10" and 8" toms receive four plies of maple with two inner plies of birch for cut and attack. And for maximum response, all 13" diameter and smaller toms have a rounded 45° bearing edge, and a more focused area for head-to-shell contact to boost mid- to higher-range frequencies.

      Each snare drum shell is composed of a blend of woods totaling an incredible 20 plies. This extra thick shell ensures that no energy is lost through shell vibration and all energy is focused on moving sound waves. The shell's bearing edge is 45° to promote a focused contact area with the head for response and crack. Six inner plies of birch provide cut and attack while the outer 14 plies of maple provide warmth and solid midrange punch.

      Reference Series snare drums are available in three different shell sizes: 14"x 5", 14"x 6-1/2" and 13" x 6-1/2" to suit individual preferences and tastes. The heart and soul of your kit is your snare drum and Pearl's Reference Series snare drums shine through loud and clear. Simply amazing volume.

      The snare tension knob features a locking mechanism to maintain snare tension at all times. Simply depress the button and turn the knob simultaneously. The strainer lever features a Positive Lock system that, while in the "on" position, removes the possibility of accidentally turning the snares off without depressing a button on the lever.

      With Reference Series, it's not about compromise; it's about every drum in your kit performing at its optimal capacity.

      FEATURES
      • 6 inner plies birch
      • 14 outer plies maple

      The volume and response will amaze you. Order today!

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      PearlReference Snare Drum
       
      4.3

      (based on 7 reviews)

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      5.0

      Best snare I've ever hit

      By Southpaw

      from ny

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            Comments about Pearl Reference Snare Drum:

            I own several top line snares but always wanted a Pearl reference snare. I bought a 5x14 in Granite Sparkle. First I couldn't believe how heavy it was. The finish was beautiful and the drum was well made. It simply has a crack that most other drums can't compete with. It has a rich full tone and is extremely loud. I would not reccomend it for a quiet setting. It has a super crisp response and no ring to it at all. Overall if you can afford this drum then I would reccomend it without hesitation.

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            4.0

            My reference snare findings

            By Rocketman-mlnro

            from New York,NY

            Comments about Pearl Reference Snare Drum:

            I special ordered the 14x6.5 reference snare in piano black and it took six months for me to get it. First this thing weighs 19 lbs and looks like a tree trunk. I was surprised how thick each individual ply is. I am not sure I like the throw off. To turn off the snare you have to press a button at the end of the handle and the adjustment knob is on the other side, which you also have to press in order to turn it. I found it hard to feel how tight the snares are using it. The snare bed is also shaved down on both sides. I wish Pearl would come up with a new throw off that didn't need to have the bead destroyed. All of the hardware is heavy duty and there is nothing cheap about it. The finish is good but it has very fine swirl makes if you look at it in the light. My Tama Starclassic maple's black finish is flawless so I was a little disappointed in the finish on the reference snare. As far as the sound, when it was tuned low it didn't sound that great to me, but when I cranked up the skins the sound really came alive. It has the loudest crack I have ever heard. Its so loud that I have found that it fatigues my hearing and I am not even hitting it very hard. It would probably work well outdoors but inside it kind of over powers my thin shell set. I feel the snare is pricey even though I got a good deal on it. At this price point I might have considered getting a DW collector snare instead.

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Great Durable Snare!!!

            Comments about Pearl Reference Snare Drum:

            Pearl is the firt drum kit i have ever played on and I loved it from the start. I just bought my new 14" x 6.5" wood Reference Series snare drum not to long ago and I love it, but... its very loud. It has a great wood sound with the clearity of a metal snare. When tuned high it has a nice crack to it but it can have a killer loud low tone also. I say its a great snare but the price is a little over rated!

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            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Get one!

            By TT-cgPxZ

            from KC, Mo

            Comments about Pearl Reference Snare Drum:

            These snares are incredible. Yes, they are expensive. Yes, they are loud. But what others have failed to mention is the unbelievable dynamic range of this snare. I have a 13x6.5 wood and am buying a 14x6.5 steel. The 13x6.5 wood snare has become my primary snare for playing live. The 13" has a small 'sweet spot' so you had better be an accurate player or you should go with the 14". For cross-sticking hits, the 13" has an incredibly small 'sweet spot'. This is the ONLY thing I don't like about this snare. I like a 13" so I can have my legs closer together. The 13" is a CANNON...the 14" is a larger cannon with a slightly lower tuning range. I tend to tune fairly high anyway so the 13" works for me. The hardware cannot be beat. The locking throw-off is simple and very effective. The locking snare tension adjustment knob is equally effective. What really had me scratching my head was the unreal sensitivity of this snare. I think this is a function of the decreased inner volume of the shell due to its thickness. Whatever...it works. You don't need to hit this snare hard to get your point across...but when you REALLY want to be heard, well, I hope you are wearing hearing protection. Cheers!

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            5.0

            LOUD!

            By Griffin Bastian

            from Detroit

            Comments about Pearl Reference Snare Drum:

            I will use one word to desrcibe this snare drum and that word is LOUD! For rock and pop stuff this is the best wood snare around. If your playing 900 capacity venues and up this is the wood snare for you. If you are playing smaller rooms then you better have some good technique otherwise everyone will be complaining about how loud your snare is. Overall the snare has an amazing warm wood tone and when tuned high it cracks well. Perfect snare for rock music and big rooms.

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            4.0

            Review

            By zildjianman80

            from Eden,N.C.

            Comments about Pearl Reference Snare Drum:

            This snare sounds really awesome! This is a very good snare it isn't a must have. Yeah, this is a good snare but you can buy something cheaper that sounds just as good. I play a Joey Jordison signature and it sounds just as good with a cheaper price.

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            3.0

            A master piece

            By Andrums dj

            from Kansas city

            Comments about Pearl Reference Snare Drum:

            I bought this drum because I got a GREAT DEAL. but after I took it home, cleaned it up and tuned it up. I was so surprised of what I just got.(not need to change heads) I'm a snare drums collector, have assorted brands and I own a few DWs and a tama warlord w/are my favorites, but this drum sounds so perfect when recorded, is so versatile that you can use it on anny style. The hardware is so cool. That I'm thinking about getting also a reference set.

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